This Spring, Dior honors some of the favorites of Monsieur Christian Dior with the Dior Spring 2013 Collection Cherie Bow. The colors pink and grey along with his signature bow and of course the rose are all combined to bring us this fresh palette for spring.
The Cherie Bow Palette includes three eye shadows, a gel liner and a lip gloss encased in the beautiful compact. Again, Dior is so ahead of the game by making sure the gloss is protected with its own little “door” to cover the gloss leaving no worry about eye makeup getting in the gloss. But lets talk the colors of the eyes, because this may have you re-thinking a pastel palette.
The eye shadow shades are pink, slate and gunmetal and the black gel liner. I like how the grey shades are not so cool/blue grey, but instead a warmer grey and charcoal and the pink shade adds some light and freshness to the greys. There also is some shimmer in the shades, but not overly-shimmery.
I recently met with Jonathan Ader, a Diorshow National Artist who gave me a day and night look to create with the palette to share with you. Here’s the “Coffee to Cocktails” instructions.
To create this eye look, take the eye shadow shade in slate (the lighter of the 2 grey shades) and begin at the center of the eyeball portion of the lid and brush out. Then take the pink and work it under the brow and all the way down into the inner corner where the slate shade stops. This will brighten and give a visual lift to the eye.
Then take the waterproof retractable eye liner in black and tight line along the upper lash line of the eye and line the lower. Then take the black liner from the palette and go between the lashes and smooth out on the top lash line.
Next take the Gunmetal shade (the darker of the 2 grey shades) and press it on the black liner sweeping it to the outer edge. It creates a smoldering effect and softens the edges without making it too smoky for daytime. Top the lashes with a lot of mascara.
Tips from Jonathan
Jonathan likes to apply the shadows using a makeup brush vertically rather than sweeping horizontally as this prevents the appearance of creases in the makeup and looks better on camera, too. Another trick of Jonathan’s is to elongate the eye by bringing the shadow and liner up and out at a 45° angle at the outer corner. This visually lifts the eye as well.
For the Evening Look Jonathan used the Cherie Bow palette along with the Twin Set in Grey Sigh. Take the creamy side of the Twin Set and saturate from the lash line and bring it upward blending vertically and also thicken it at the outer edge. Take the opposite end of the Twin Set, which is the shimmer side and press over it. Next take the Gunmetal shade from the Cherie Bow and brush it all over the lid covering the entire mobile lid. Next use Slate grey in the crease and press the pink shade on top of that as a highlighter.
Lastly, tightline the lash line with the waterproof retractable eye liner and line the lower eyelash lid too. Coat lashes with several layers of mascara.
Tips from Jonathan
Using a lot of liner on the top of the lid can compromise a small eye – tightline instead. It defines the eye without making the eye look smaller if using too much liner on the top lash line. Use mascara on your lower lashes if you have more than 3 lashes!
Stay tuned for more tips by Jonathan for women over 40!